AUTOMATION IN AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING The automotive industry is the most highly automated manufacturing industry. A myriad of robotics, programmable controllers and drive systems work in a real-time process environment. Automotive manufacturing systems need to be highly accurate, efficient and reliable. Machines rely on complex automation platforms, employing advanced and powerful PLC systems to precisely control multi-axis interpolated motion sequences. Industry code programming standards such as IEC 61131 have helped improve machine automation programming tremendously. Automation in machine tools helps meet production targets: • For machines used by automotive manufacturers such as press lines, welding lines, painting lines, engine assembly and chassis assembly lines • For machines used by Tier 1 manufacturers to produce ancillaries such as brakes, connecting rods, pistons, clutches, transmission components like steering and axles, differential gear boxes, etc.